Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN)
Psychiatrist | Psychiatry23501 Park Sorrento Suite 101 Calabasas CA, 91302
Dr. Lance Steinberg is a psychiatrist practicing in Calabasas, CA. Dr. Steinberg is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Steinberg diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Steinberg may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Steinberg treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
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Education and Training
University of Southern California Bachelor Degree 0
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 1982
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN)'s Expert Contributions
It certainly can happen with hyperventilation; however, it would be very important to get a medical examination to rule out any other possible causes of passing out. No matter what, there’s lots of help and treatment for you! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Every specialist has some thing different and important to wear to take care of any given individual. Before engaging this person, decide what your priority might be in the help for the person and discuss this with the specialist. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Great question! Anxiety is an experience that may represent both medical issues as well as other situations in one’s body. Would always suggest looking at nutrition, medication, exercise, sleep, and other aspect of one’s life to determine if they may be factors. If it is hard to determine which factors are critical, or hard to treat the specific issues, would discuss with a physician without hesitation. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
There is some research pointing to moderate amounts of coffee being helpful for depression! Cheers! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Very, very brilliant question! We currently assume that there are changes in the neurotransmitters within certain parts of the brain. So when we either help the brain out by talking therapy or by giving medication‘s to specifically help the depression, then the neurotransmitters and the portions of the brain responsible for those Nero transmitters, come back into a healthy balance. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Ideally, there are many many non-medication approaches that can help. Cognitive behavioral therapy is particularly effective in lowering anxiety, including regarding sleep. Would greatly encourage a non-medication first. There are many relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis techniques, that are very very effective. Please consult a local therapist or even try certain websites on the Internet that use cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
A very, very successful approach seems to be making it totally mechanical, like brushing your teeth, coming your hair, etc. Alternatively, distracting yourself with something else to focus on, like music, can help. Hope this works! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
An excellent observation. Another way to look at insomnia and depression is that insomnia is frequently associated with depression. In fact, it is considered one of the major hallmarks of depression, and frequently, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as medication is frequently aimed at insomnia associated with depression. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Your awareness of a behavior that you do not like can greatly help in the incredible power of therapy. It sounds as if there may be some motivation to make a change in the specific behavior. Great, great, great opportunity to have therapy help!!!! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Thank you so much for the question. I am not familiar with the use of the term brain hyperactivity. I am wondering if you were given any other terms besides this specific one. I would not want to address your issues without more specific information. Would suggest consulting with a neurologist. All my best, Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Keep in mind that no one really knows all the components of substances that are not examined by the FDA. So, it is possible that CBD oil might have THC from sativa plants, and could subsequently bring out panic. Also, there may be other adulterants or substances as well. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Yes, it can. Most importantly, people need to be followed for any chronic illness by an expert to customize intervention and treatment. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Bipolarity is an extraordinarily complex diagnosis to make. It’s always better to have an expert help you with it. In general, there is a very, very, very high energy state and a very, very low energy state. The depression portion is important, but the hallmark of bipolar disorder is the high energy state. This generally includes Rapid speech, rapid movement, rapid thought, less need to sleep, and sometimes may border on grandiosity and even psychosis in certain individuals with certain kinds of bipolar disorder. Always best to consult an expert. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Certainly from an indirect route by a secreted hormone called cortisol. More importantly, some people have a tendency to increase their caloric intake and decrease their caloric output when I depressed. Very important to get everything assessed by a psychiatrist. Wishing you only the best. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Hopefully, if treated properly for an individual, one is able to strengthen and prevent future episodes, including a greater awareness of possible stressors and multiple interventions. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Definitely! However, it is absolutely imperative to make sure that there’s not an organic cause with a cardiac or pulmonary ideology. Absolutely mandatory to get tightly followed and examined very, very thoroughly. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Extraordinarily brilliant question because most people perceive and conceive of this kind of therapy rather differently from each other. In general, the emphasis is on an individual becoming more aware of how their past interactions and traumas have affected their current feelings. Ultimately, this can be used to greater understand one's emotional state in the present day, it’s a fact on behavior in the present day, and helping an individual make choices on future thoughts, feelings, and actions to make a healthier and more contented future. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
I am so sorry to hear about this painful experience. Would emphasize getting an excellent talking therapist to help you survive this trauma and to focus upon your resilience. Would additionally emphasize exercise, socialization, and any social emotional and spiritual support. From a medication point of view, there are many, and it truly depends upon your current medical and emotional state. Would definitely consult a psychiatrist to tailor make a personalized intervention. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
Yes! CBT is absolutely phenomenal for anxiety! Extraordinarily helpful! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE
It certainly can make a stutter worse. And it can cause changes in the speech pattern. Questions that need to be ask include how long you’ve had a stutter and also the nature of your anxiety. Would encourage you to see a neurologist or psychiatrist to evaluate things more completely, and potentially come up with great ways to help you! Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute -
- American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association
- Southern California Psychiatry Society, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the Tourette’s Syndrome Association, the American Society of Psychopharmacology, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association
- UCLA pediatrics
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles pediatrics
- Stanford University Hospital and Clinics medical-psychiatric interface
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center psychiatry
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Patient Experience with Dr. Steinberg
Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Lance Steinberg, who serves patients throughout the State of California.
Recognized as a passionate psychiatrist, Dr. Steinberg works with children, adolescents, and adults at his private practice, with offices in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia, California. His specialties include ADHD and coexisting issues, as well as OCD, tics, Tourette syndrome, mood and anxiety disorders, Asperger’s, and autism.
His hospital affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, teaching advanced psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and hypnosis to child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists.
Regarding his educational background, Dr. Steinberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Psychology from the University of Southern California, finishing magna cum laude. He graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and was designated a Rock Sleyster Scholar by the A.M.A. as one of the top ten medical students in psychiatry for the United States. He completed a full residency in pediatrics at UCLA and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, then a fellowship in adolescent medicine with an emphasis on medical-psychiatric interface at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. Thereafter, he trained in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he has taught advanced child psychopharmacology, CBT, and self-hypnosis for over twenty years.
Having taught psychopharmacology internationally using humor and emphasizing clinical relevance, the doctor is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the professions of psychiatry and neurology.
Professionally, Dr. Steinberg is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatry Society, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the Tourette’s Syndrome Association, the American Society of Psychopharmacology, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Steinberg has received two Golden Apple Awards for “Outstanding Teaching”, and has received the “Exceptional Teaching Award in Child Psychopharmacology for 2018” from the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program of UCLA / San Fernando Veterans Administration. Furthermore, his seminar “Child Psychopharmacology” was awarded “Highest Rated Course” from 2000 through 2010.
Among his other accolades include: Top Doctor Award for 2021 and 2020, Patients’ Choice Award for 2018, and Compassionate Doctor Recognition for 2018.
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